Nayanthara, a stage name for Diana Mariam Kurian, is an Indian actress and producer best known for her roles in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies. She was listed on the Forbes India “Celebrity 100” list for 2018, with a total yearly income of 15.17 crore. Nayanthara appeared in more than 75 movies over the course of two decades.


Nick NameNayanthara
ProfessionActress, Model, Film Producer
Date Of Birth18 November 1984 (Sunday)
BirthplaceThiruvalla, Kerala.
Zodiac SignScorpio
Food HabitsVegeterian
Debut MovieManassinakkare (2003); as ‘Gauri’
CompanyRowdy Pictures

Family Details

FatherKurian Kodiyattu (Retired Air India Force Official)
MotherOmana Kurian
BrotherLenu Kurian
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandVignesh Shivan
ChildBorn in 2022


School Balikamadom Girls High School, Thiruvalla
College Marthoma College, Thiruvalla
Qualification Bachelor’s in English Literature


Net Worth (2022) $22 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs 165 crore
Monthly Income And Salary Rs. 10 Crore
Income Source Movie, Advertisement
Last Updated 2022

Car Collections

BMW 7 SeriesRs. 1.75 Crores
Mercedes Benz GLS 350 DRs. 1.5 crore
Toyota Innova CrystaRs.24 lakhs
Ford EndeavorRs.42 lakhs
BMW 5-SeriesRs.59 Lak

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Interesting Facts

Popular Indian actress and producer Nayantara has appeared in over 75 films. She was an actress who appeared in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films. She was included on the Forbes India, Celebrity 100 list and is one of the highest-paid actresses in India.

She was raised in a Christian household in Southen, India, and attended school in a number of different locations around the nation, including Jamnagar, Gujarat, and Delhi.

Nayanthara also had a part-time modelling job throughout her time in college. When filmmaker Sathyan Anthikkad saw her modelling jobs and gave her a role in his film Manassinakkare in 2003, she made her cinematic debut in Malayalam. She declined this opportunity since she had no interest in becoming an actress. Later, she decided that she would only work on this one movie and consented. Manassinakkare was a hit, but destiny had other plans for her, and as a result, she received several acting opportunities.

When she agreed to work in filmmaker Hari’s movie Ayya in 2005, she made her Tamil cinema debut. Her performance was critically applauded, and as a result of the positive reception this film received, she rose to prominence as one of Tamil cinema’s leading ladies. While working on Ayya, she committed to another project, which was a comedy-horror movie directed by P. Vasu.

She participated in the same year’s Malayalam film Thaskara Veeran, which was directed by Pramod and Pappan. The movie debuted on May 27, 2005. In Rappakal, Mammootty and Sharada were co-stars.

She made an appearance in the popular 2006 movie Kalvanin Kadhali, directed by Tamilvannan, which was released on February 17th. She made her Telugu cinema debut in that year with Lakshmi, and she then acted in Boss, I Love You. She participated in three Tamil films that were all released around Diwali in the same year.

She met Simbu that year while filming Vallavan, and they soon began dating. Their relationship lasted until 2014, when their intimate photos were released and went viral online.

After that, she was cast in the Vishnuvardhan-directed mafia movie Billa. The movie, which debuted on December 14, 2007, was a remake of a Tamil film from the 1980s. Nayanthara received accolades for her portrayal of the glamorous Sasha in this box office smash.

She has two films released in 2009, Aadhavan and Villu, both of which garnered negative reviews.

She had six films released in 2010, five of which were profitable and starred her in a leading role. Nayanthara gained notoriety and financial success as a result of all of these movies’ huge box office successes. Adhurs, a Telugu action comedy movie, became available as the initial release on January 13, 2010. The second was Bodyguard, a Malayalam movie that debuted on January 23, 2010.

She released a single in 2011. In the Bapu-directed movie Sri Rama Rajyam, she played the goddess Sita, which was her breakthrough role.

After an 11-month break, she returned in 2012 with the Krish Jagarlamudi-directed movie Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. She portrayed a journalist in this movie, and audiences praised both her performance and her chemistry with Rana.

She received both the Vijay Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 2013 for her work in Atlee’s Raja Rani. She portrayed a wife trapped in an unpleasant marriage in this film. According to’s assessment, it was her strongest performance to date and a terrific return.

She was selected in 2014 for a leading female part in a South Indian film. She starred in the Sekhar Kammula-directed movie Anaamika, which was made by Deepak Dhar and Sameer Gogate.

She performed in a main role for the second time in the Tamil horror movie Maya in 2015. Ashwin Saravanan wrote and directed the movie, which was about a single mother with an enigmatic history. The creators of this movie enjoyed tremendous economic success, and Nayanthara received plaudits for both her acting and her decision to play these roles.

She has started working on comedies and action movies, such as Thani Oruvan on August 28, 2015, and Bhaskar the Rascal on April 15, 2015. She also portrayed a deaf girl in the female lead role of Vignesh Shivan’s 2015 film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, which debuted on October 21.

She once again played the lead in the political drama thriller Aramm and the horror thriller Dora in 2017. She portrayed a district collector in Aramm, for which she received her third Filmfare Award in the category of Best Tamil Actress. 

She appeared in a number of films in many languages in 2019 and took home the Best Actress Award for her work in Viswasam. She appeared in the Rajinikanth-starring movie Darbar in 2020 as a supporting character. She also portrayed the lead and the part of a Hindu deity in Mookuthi Amman.

She contributed to the 2021 Rajnikanth movie Annaatthe. She also participated in the remake of a South Korean criminal thriller, Netrikann, that was released this year. She and her lover Vignesh Shivam founded Rowdy Pictures, a production firm. She established The Lip Balm Company, a successful commercial endeavour, in the same year with renowned dermatologist Dr. Renita Rajan.


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Nayanthara-vignesh welcome twin boys via surrogacy nayanthara and vignesh sivan recently tied knot in a grand wedding on june 9, 2022. the couple announced the arrival of their twins on october 9.

Nayanthara and director Vignesh Shivan began dating in 2015 after collaborating on the film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. On June 9, 2022, the pair wed at Mahabalipuram. The couple announced the surrogate delivery of their twins in October 2022.

Nayanthara, who is well-known for her versatility, has demonstrated her acting talent in her choice of parts, which tend to be in films about women, and her depiction of strong female characters in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies.